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AUSD Wellness Committee

AUSD Wellness Committee

Check out the latest message from the AUSD Wellness Committee!
 
The next AUSD Wellness Committee meeting will be held virtually on Monday, June 7th at 3:30 pm. Email April Mackill for an invitation to join!
Meal Benefit Program - Free or Reduced Priced Meals for Your Students

Meal Benefit Program - Free or Reduced Priced Meals for Your Students

We're ready for you!
 
 
Click HERE for your PDF version of the Meal Benefit Application.
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The Meal Benefit Program is also known as the Free and Reduced Priced Meals Program.
 
If your child was eligible last school year, and you haven't already received a benefit letter from us, you'll need to fill out a new application as soon as possible.
 
Applications are like yogurt - they expire!  An approved application is only good for the school year you filled it out during, plus a "grace period" at the beginning of the new school year.
 
Don't wait till the last minute - you could accidentally end up with a bill due to the cafeteria!
If your student's grace period runs out, any meals picked up are at FULL MENU PRICE.  Families are responsible for all student account charges and negative balances.
Check this out! Transfer, Donate, Refund

Check this out! Transfer, Donate, Refund

 
First, please remember that money will follow your student automatically from year to year all the way through 8th grade.  If your 3rd grade student has money on their account, they will automatically have that money on the first day of 4th grade in the fall. Transfers, donations, and refunds should be requested if your student is leaving the Auburn Union School District.
Also, please remember that all requests must be made within one calendar year of the student exiting AUSD.  After that, the funds are automatically donated.
 
1. Transfer funds.  You can transfer funds to a younger sibling.  This is especially helpful if you have an 8th grade student promoting from E.V. Cain.  All you need to request a transfer is the permanent student ID number of each student.  Most transfer requests can be completed withing 24 hours.
 
2. Donate funds.  You can anonymously donate funds to a student in financial need.  All you need is the permanent student ID number of the student account the donation is coming from.  Most donation requests can be completed within 24 hours.
 
3. Refund funds.  If a refund fits your life best, you can request a refund in writing.  All you need if the permanent student ID number of the student account.  Refunds are processed through the same process as checks to our vendors.  This process can take 1-4 weeks to complete.
 
A note about donations:
Donations are anonymous.
Donations are applied towards accounts of students in financial need.
Donations stay right here with our AUSD students.
 

Child Nutrition Services

 
Campus and Distance Learning Meal Availability

 
Campus and Distance Learning Meal Availability

Hello Families,

There are some important updates to the Child Nutrition Department.  Please read the information below:
 
Meals are available for children up to age 18.
 
Curbside Service: Meals can be picked up on Tuesday and Thursday of each week while school is in session. Meals can be picked up at Rock Creek Elementary School. Meal pick-up times are 1:15 - 1:45 pm.
Campus service: Meals will be available for enrolled students every school day. Students are eligible for ONE breakfast meal and ONE lunch meal each school day.
  • When do these updates take effect? These updates take effect the week of October 4th, 2021.
  • How much do meals cost?  There is no cost to receive meals either curbside or on campus.
  • How will meals be served? Curbside Meals: Meals are served “curbside.”  Meals are available daily on campus for enrolled students.
  • What’s included in a meal kit?  Meal kits on Tuesday contain two breakfast meals and two lunch meals. Meal kits on Thursday contain three breakfast meals and three lunch meals.
  • How can I get my child(ren)'s meal kit?  On your first visit, please bring your children or your children's ID cards.  A Child Nutrition Team member will issue you a "Meal Passport" verifying the number of children eligible for meals in your household.  Please bring this Meal Passport with you every time you pick up Meals.
  • What if I have multiple students?  You can pick up meal kits for all your children up to age 18 at the same location. 
  • Where can I find a menu? Please visit the district website Child Nutrition section to find the most updated menu information. Please note – menus are subject to change without notice.
 
We are encouraging families to continue to be proactive in reducing the risk of COVID-19 by not congregating at the school site once meal kits have been distributed.  We further encourage families to continue to wash hands often, sneeze or cough into a tissue and stay home if you are sick.
 
You can pick up meals for children up to age 18 at any of our current meal pick-up locations.  Meals are available at:
Rock Creek Elementary School - 3050 Bell Road, Auburn, CA 95603
 
Meal Benefit Application
 
For assistance please contact the Child Nutrition Department at:
(530) 745-8824
(530) 745-8833
The Ways We Are Well - AUSD Wellness Policy

The Ways We Are Well - AUSD Wellness Policy

Did you know we practice wellness in many ways? Browse our Wellness Policy for more details.
 
Announcing Online Meal Benefit Applications!

Announcing Online Meal Benefit Applications!

We're very pleased to announce we now accept confidential Meal Benefit Applications online!
 
Click here to submit your household information completely confidentially.  Online applications are processed the fastest for the fastest results!
What's in a meal?

What's in a meal?

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Meals include more than what is listed on the menu!  Due to changes in fresh produce, some items are not listed on the main menus.
 
Every breakfast meal includes a choice of a whole-grain-rich entree, fruit selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food, one must be a half-cup serving of fruit.
 
Every lunch meal includes a choice of entree (grains and protein), fruit and vegetable selections, and a choice of Wonderful White Milk or Charming Chocolate Milk.
A meal is made when a student selects at least three servings of food (from three different food groups), one must be a half-cup serving of fruit or vegetable.
 
Child Nutrition Assistants are specially trained to help students select a full meal.
 
The Meal Benefit Program covers the cost of one full breakfast meal and one full lunch meal daily for approved students.  Unfortunately, the Meal Benefit Program is not able to cover the cost of individual items, such as a single milk purchase.
 
A la carte sales of items, like milk, are available to all students with positive account balances to draw from.  
The Nutrition Services department is made up of a team of food and nutrition professionals that are dedicated to students' health, well being and their ability to learn. We support learning by promoting healthful habits for lifelong nutrition and fitness practices.
 
Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements which are based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
 
Helpful Nutrition Services Links

 
Helpful Nutrition Services Links

Meals, foods and beverages sold or served at schools meet state and federal requirements based on the USDA Dietary Guidelines. All meals, foods and beverages are prepared and served by qualified child nutrition professionals. We provide students with access to a variety of affordable and appealing foods that meet the health and nutrition needs of students.
 
Online meal payments are currently unavailable.  Please check back frequently.
 
With the Meal Benefit Program, Free and Reduced priced meals are available to families who qualify based on household size and income. If your family chooses to apply, please return the completed form to the school office. You will be notified by mail of your child's status. Until notification, you must provide your child with a lunch or lunch money.
 
Earned Income Tax Credit

 
Earned Income Tax Credit

Based on your annual earnings, you may be eligible to receive the Earned Income Tax Credit from the Federal Government (Federal EITC). The Federal EITC is a refundable federal income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The Federal EITC has no effect on certain welfare benefits. In most cases, Federal EITC payments will not be used to determine eligibility for Medicaid, Supplemental Security Income, food stamps, low-income housing, or most Temporary Assistance For Needy Families payments. Even if you do not owe federal taxes, you must file a federal tax return to receive the Federal EITC. Be sure to fill out the Federal EITC form in the Federal Income Tax Return Booklet. For information regarding your eligibility to receive the Federal EITC, including information on how to obtain the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Notice 797 or any other necessary forms and instructions, contact the IRS by calling 1-800-829-3676 or through its website at www.irs.gov.
 
You may also be eligible to receive the California Earned Income Tax Credit (California EITC) starting with the calendar year 2015 tax year. The California EITC is a refundable state income tax credit for low-income working individuals and families. The California EITC is treated in the same manner as the Federal EITC and generally will not be used to determine eligibility for welfare benefits under California law. To claim the California EITC, even if you do not owe California taxes, you must file a California income tax return and complete and attach the California EITC Form (FTB 3514). For information on the availability of the credit eligibility requirements and how to obtain the necessary California forms and get help filing, contact the Franchise Tax Board at 1-800-852-5711 or through its website at www.ftb.ca.gov.
 
Non-Discrimination Statement

 
Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
 
Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at .  Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the , (AD-3027) found online at:  , and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call . Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:
(1)   mail: U.S. Department of AgricultureOffice of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights1400 Independence Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20250-9410;
(2)   fax: ; or
(3)  email: .
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.